Newsletter

Rains Bring Hope

The rains have come and the forecast for the 2016- 2017 agricultural season predicts adequate rainfall.  This is a relief after two successive years of debilitating drought.  Families can look forward to a good harvest and food to eat throughout the year.  We at Chosen Children are excited to plant our first crop of maize,…

Annual 2016 e-Newsletter

As we stand on the threshold of our 5th year in ministry we are keenly reminded that the King of Kings, Immanuel – God with us, whose birth we celebrate during this season, was truly with us these past four years. He was with us during our challenges as He was with us in our…

A Year of Drought

A prolonged and severe drought that started in March 2015 has affected as much as 31.6 million in Southern Africa.  An unusually strong El Nino weather phenomenon has been blamed for the drought, the worst for many years. The second agricultural season  in 2016 which usually peaks in August was also well below average in…

Sowing Seeds

So they set out and went from village to village, preaching the gospel and healing people everywhere.   Luke 6:9 In September this year we introduced a new verse by verse study of the Gospel of John in our bible study groups.  The number of weekly bible study groups has expanded to 6 in various communities…

A New Addition

Last month we welcomed a new addition to the Chosen Children family, when God gifted Dina and Vincent with their first child.  A month later Ebenezer attended his first overnight staff retreat with his parents and the rest of the staff at the Red Cross Center in Chimoio.  The staff had a good time of…

From Small Beginnings

Spectacular mountain ranges with interesting rock formations surround us on our drive to Zembe.  The road is exceptionally smooth, a rarity in Mozambique and the little clusters of villages we pass are picturesque.  As we turn off the main road and follow the dirt road, and come to our destination, we are greeted by the…

Putting Down Roots

The land that was purchased for the future ministry base is only 6 km from the city limits but it takes 30 minutes to get there from the city, driving slowly over a bumpy unpaved trail, navigating through tall grass and skirting around overhanging vegetation growing on the side of the road.  You get the…

Staff Discipleship

Our desire is to mentor and provide our team with every opportunity to learn and grow and be effective disciples of Jesus Christ.  Vincent, the coordinator for Chosen Children in Mozambique, was able to travel Ellel Ministries in Pretoria, South Africa to attend weekend courses in January and in March.  Ellel Ministries  is a non-denominational…

Meeting Community Needs

This August we visited a local church in the city of Beira to distribute reading glasses. Since the summer of 2012 Chosen Children has provided over 350   reading glasses to the people in the community who have no access to vision care. Clinics were held in the communities surrounding the Cafumpe Center, Gondola and Chimoio…

Wedding Bells

On August 8th, 2015 Vincent Wilfred, the co-ordinator for Chosen Children walked down the aisle with his beautiful bride DinaAsante Alfred, after a meaningful wedding ceremony at the Penial Church in Chimoio. The church members came together to decorate, cook and offer their help in various ways. Later that day friends and family gathered for…